Since it feels like summer here in Michigan, (nearly 90 degrees today!), I am guessing that it feels that way in most places. So, I thought you all would appreciate this recipe ~ it is fast, simple and very delicious. Enjoy with a glass of chilled white wine and you'll feel like you have escaped to an exotic island . . . well, maybe not quite that, but it might be the next best thing!
1 T. olive oil
1 T. Lime Juice
2 ripe avocados, halved, pit removed, and peeled
1/4 t. Kosher salt (or 1/8 t. regular salt)
1/4 c. picante sauce (Salsa works just as well!)
1 oz. shredded Monterey Jack or farmer cheese
Optional: Fresh cilantro, salad greens, Sour cream
Stir together oil and lime juice; brush avocados all over with mixture. Sprinkle cut sides of avocados with salt.
Grill* halves cut side down over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until browned. Turn over, fill centers with the picante sauce and cheese. Cover and grill about 5 minutes more or until cheese begins to melt.
Remove avocados from grill. Sprinkle tops of avocado halves with cilantro. If desired, serve on a bed of salad greens with additional sauce and sour cream. Or, serve with a side of fresh pico de gallo, as I did.
Makes 4 servings.
*Grilling tip: Cover grill rack with heavy duty foil, or grill avocados in a special rack made for veggies and small items to avoid any from slipping through the cracks ;)